Map of the Exhibition

Map of the exhibition    1. Life in Water
All life needs water. This area showcases some unexpected groupings of animals and plants that gather, store, and use water in unique ways.

2. Blue Planet
Water shapes our planet. This area focuses on the extraordinary H2O molecule, water's dynamic role in Earth processes, and what makes fresh water abundant or scarce in different parts of the world.

3. Water Works
Humans put water to work. This area discusses where fresh water is found, how we collect it, who uses how much, and how it contributes to almost everything we produce and consume.

4. Water Everywhere
Some places or seasons are extremely wet, others very dry. This area explores some of the wettest and iciest places in the world, how species (including humans) have adapted to these extremes, and how climate change is affecting them.

5. Not a Drop
Half of the world's fresh water can be found in only six countries. Over a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. This area offers stories from some of the driest places in the world and examples of technologies that collect and carry water.

6. Healthy Water
Clean water and good health go hand in hand. This area explores where our drinking water comes from, what's involved in making it safe, and why clean water is so important.

7. Restoring Ecosystems
More than any other resource, water exemplifies the ecological principle that all living things are connected. This area demonstrates how aquatic ecosystems are both fragile and resilient.

8. Local Story
We are stewards of our water planet. This area features stories of New York residents who are taking action to protect the region's water.

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